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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Rape: Criminal Proceedings more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the change in the CPS charging, prosecution and conviction rates related to cases of rape since 2016-17. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North more like this
tabling member printed
Catherine McKinnell more like this
uin 191416 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answer text <p>There are a number of factors that have contributed to the recent falls in the volume of suspects charged, prosecuted and convicted of rape. The 2017-18 Violence Against Women and Girls report highlighted a 9.1% fall in referrals of rape flagged cases from the police to the CPS and work is being undertaken to understand the reasons behind this trend. Prosecutors are increasingly using the process of Early Investigative Advice to work with the police early to see what can be done to strengthen the prosecution when it is needed.</p><p>Rape investigations are becoming increasingly complex due to a number of factors, including the growth in relevant digital communications evidence. To address the increasing complexity of cases the CPS have introduced new guidance to help police and prosecutors with reasonable lines of inquiry and communications evidence. There has also been a significant recruitment exercise, which was completed to ensure that RASSO units were equipped to meet the substantial increase in the volume of case referrals from the police. Between July 2015 and October 2018, the number of specialist prosecutors in RASSO units rose by 52% from 138 to 210, with overall staffing in these units increasing by more than a third.</p><p>There has been no change of approach or guidance to CPS prosecutors in their commitment towards the prosecution of rape offences. The CPS has undertaken extensive work over the last decade to ensure that specialist prosecutors are fully equipped to deal with the particular complexities of rape and serious sexual offences and that the Code for Crown Prosecutors is properly applied. This includes understanding victim vulnerabilities and the impact of rape, as well as consent, myths and stereotypes, and the particular difficulties of cases involving vulnerable witnesses and young people. In 2018-19 the CPS plans to embark upon a project to better understand the evolving nature of sexual behaviours and encounters amongst young people as there are particular challenges in cases involving young adults.</p>
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T14:04:02.757Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T14:04:02.757Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4125
label Biography information for Catherine McKinnell remove filter
1012396
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Money Laundering: Convictions and Prosecutions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions have been achieved by the (i) Serious Fraud Office and (ii) Crown Prosecution Service for high-end money laundering in each year since 2014. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North more like this
tabling member printed
Catherine McKinnell more like this
uin 194668 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
answer text <p>Sections 327, 328, 329 and 330 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 create provisions to deal with offences of money laundering. The Ministry of Justice publishes data on the number of prosecutions and convictions under POCA where money laundering is the principal offence. There is no legal definition or specific criminal offence of “high end” money laundering. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not maintain a central record of the number of defendants prosecuted for, and convicted of these offences. This information could only be obtained by examining CPS case files, which would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p>CPS holds limited information on the number of offences which were charged and which reached a first hearing in the Magistrates Court. This does not equate to the number of defendants charged as single defendant may be charged with more than one offence. The figures for the period since 2014 are provided in the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2015-2016</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016-2017</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017-2018</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Sections 327 to 330 - Proceeds of Crime Act 2002</strong></p></td><td><p>4,542</p></td><td><p>4,866</p></td><td><p>4,813</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has prosecuted four individuals for money laundering offences since 2014. Two of these prosecutions resulted in a successful conviction in 2018. One of the two individuals unsuccessfully prosecuted was legally qualified.</p>
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
grouped question UIN 194669 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-27T15:56:59.12Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T15:56:59.12Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4125
label Biography information for Catherine McKinnell remove filter
1012397
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Money Laundering: Convictions and Prosecutions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, how many lawyers have been (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted by the (i) the Serious Fraud Office and (ii) Crown Prosecution Service for high-end money laundering in each year since 2014. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North more like this
tabling member printed
Catherine McKinnell more like this
uin 194669 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
answer text <p>Sections 327, 328, 329 and 330 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 create provisions to deal with offences of money laundering. The Ministry of Justice publishes data on the number of prosecutions and convictions under POCA where money laundering is the principal offence. There is no legal definition or specific criminal offence of “high end” money laundering. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not maintain a central record of the number of defendants prosecuted for, and convicted of these offences. This information could only be obtained by examining CPS case files, which would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p>CPS holds limited information on the number of offences which were charged and which reached a first hearing in the Magistrates Court. This does not equate to the number of defendants charged as single defendant may be charged with more than one offence. The figures for the period since 2014 are provided in the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2015-2016</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016-2017</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017-2018</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Sections 327 to 330 - Proceeds of Crime Act 2002</strong></p></td><td><p>4,542</p></td><td><p>4,866</p></td><td><p>4,813</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has prosecuted four individuals for money laundering offences since 2014. Two of these prosecutions resulted in a successful conviction in 2018. One of the two individuals unsuccessfully prosecuted was legally qualified.</p>
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
grouped question UIN 194668 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-27T15:56:59.187Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T15:56:59.187Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4125
label Biography information for Catherine McKinnell remove filter
1013111
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Money Laundering: Convictions and Prosecutions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, how many accountants have been (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted for high-end money laundering by the (i) Serious Fraud Office and (ii) Crown Prosecution Service in each year since 2014. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North more like this
tabling member printed
Catherine McKinnell more like this
uin 195059 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
answer text <p>Sections 327, 328, 329 and 330 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 create provisions to deal with offences of money laundering. The Ministry of Justice publishes data on the number of prosecutions and convictions under POCA where money laundering is the principal offence. There is no legal definition or specific criminal offence of “high end” money laundering. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not maintain a central record of the number of defendants prosecuted for, and convicted of these offences. This information could only be obtained by examining CPS case files, which would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>CPS holds limited information on the number of offences which were charged and which reached a first hearing in the Magistrates Court. This does not equate to the number of defendants charged as single defendant may be charged with more than one offence. The figures for the period since 2014 are provided in the table below.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2015-2016</p></td><td><p>2016-2017</p></td><td><p>2017-2018</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sections 327 to 330 - Proceeds of Crime Act 2002</p></td><td><p>4,542</p></td><td><p>4,866</p></td><td><p>4,813</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has prosecuted four individuals for money laundering offences since 2014. Two of these prosecutions resulted in a successful conviction in 2018. One of the two people who was prosecuted but acquitted was a qualified accountant.</p>
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-28T09:48:33.693Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T09:48:33.693Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4125
label Biography information for Catherine McKinnell remove filter
1013112
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Money Laundering: Convictions and Prosecutions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, how many estate agents have been (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted for high-end money laundering by the (i) Serious Fraud Office and (ii) Crown Prosecution Service in each year since 2014. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North more like this
tabling member printed
Catherine McKinnell more like this
uin 195060 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
answer text <p>Sections 327, 328, 329 and 330 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 create provisions to deal with offences of money laundering. The Ministry of Justice publishes data on the number of prosecutions and convictions under POCA where money laundering is the principal offence. There is no legal definition or specific criminal offence of “high end” money laundering. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not maintain a central record of the number of defendants prosecuted for, and convicted of these offences. This information could only be obtained by examining CPS case files, which would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>CPS holds limited information on the number of offences which were charged and which reached a first hearing in the Magistrates Court. This does not equate to the number of defendants charged as single defendant may be charged with more than one offence. The figures for the period since 2014 are provided in the table below.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2015-2016</p></td><td><p>2016-2017</p></td><td><p>2017-2018</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sections 327 to 330 - Proceeds of Crime Act 2002</p></td><td><p>4,542</p></td><td><p>4,866</p></td><td><p>4,813</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has prosecuted four individuals for money laundering offences since 2014. Two of these prosecutions resulted in a successful conviction in 2018.</p>
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-28T09:49:33.973Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T09:49:33.973Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4125
label Biography information for Catherine McKinnell remove filter
1122494
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Consumers: Regulation more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that regulators have the powers they need to address the loyalty penalty that consumers pay for essential services. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North more like this
tabling member printed
Catherine McKinnell more like this
uin 246523 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-03more like thismore than 2019-05-03
answer text <p>The loyalty penalty is an important issue which the Government is determined to address. The Government remains in regular dialogue with regulators to ensure their powers are sufficient.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-03T11:01:09.753Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-03T11:01:09.753Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
4125
label Biography information for Catherine McKinnell remove filter
1020390
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Digital Technology: Skilled Workers more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what (a) businesses and (b) organisations he has met to discuss the effect of the fourth industrial revolution on skills needs; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North more like this
tabling member printed
Catherine McKinnell more like this
uin 199396 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-14more like thismore than 2018-12-14
answer text <p>As referenced in the 2017 Digital Strategy, in order “for the UK to be a world-leading digital economy, that works for everyone, it is crucial that everyone has the digital capabilities they need to fully participate in society.” We are working with a wide range of partners across all sectors. This includes working with organisations carrying out research into the skills that are needed by the current and future workforce including Ecorys, Nesta, The Royal Society, the Oxford Internet Institute and Burning Glass amongst many others.</p><p> </p><p>We have also established the Digital Skills Partnership, bringing together organisations from across all sectors to improve digital skills and capability levels across the skills spectrum. Organisations on the DSP’s Board include Google, Microsoft, BT, Barclays, Lloyds Banking Group, AbilityNet, Good Things Foundation, Tech Nation, the Federation of Small Businesses, Microsoft, and Nominet. A priority for the Digital Skills Partnership is to work with regional stakeholders, including SMEs and charitable organisations, and to incentivise the creation of Local Digital Skills Partnerships so that regional partners can better understand the skills needs of their local economies and communities.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, the Government’s National Retraining Scheme is an ambitious, far-reaching programme to drive adult retraining is driven by a key partnership between business (Confederation of British Industry), workers (Trades Union Congress) and Government, to set the strategic direction of the Scheme and oversees its implementation.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-14T11:45:05.183Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-14T11:45:05.183Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
4125
label Biography information for Catherine McKinnell remove filter
1007862
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Home Education more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the link between the number of pupils that are home schooled and the number of school exclusions. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North more like this
tabling member printed
Catherine McKinnell more like this
uin 191919 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
answer text <p>The information requested is not held centrally. The department does not hold information on the number of children who are home educated. It is not possible to make any overall assessment of the number of children who are educated at home and of those, the number who have been excluded from school.</p><p> </p><p>Parents have a right to educate their child at home. That choice should be one made freely by the parent, without pressure from a school whether by exclusion or other means.</p><p> </p><p>Head teachers can only exclude pupils, either permanently or for a fixed period, for disciplinary reasons. The process that head teachers must follow is set out in statutory guidance, which can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-exclusion" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-exclusion</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Data on fixed period and permanent exclusion decisions is published annually and can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-exclusions" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-exclusions</a>.</p>
answering member constituency Guildford more like this
answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-20T10:06:52.337Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T10:06:52.337Z
answering member
1523
label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
tabling member
4125
label Biography information for Catherine McKinnell remove filter
1007863
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Academies: Pupil Exclusions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of school exclusions have been made by academies in each of the last three years. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North more like this
tabling member printed
Catherine McKinnell more like this
uin 191920 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
answer text <p>The accompanying table provides the numbers of exclusions in academies and other state-funded schools in England in academic years 2014/15 to 2016/17, and the percentage of the total in academies.</p><p>Table 14 of the ‘National tables’ data can be found within the ‘Permanent and fixed-period exclusions in England 2016 to 2017’ release. This table includes information on exclusions in academies and other state-funded schools, including exclusion rates. The full release is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/permanent-and-fixed-period-exclusions-in-england-2016-to-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/permanent-and-fixed-period-exclusions-in-england-2016-to-2017</a>.</p><p>Earlier publications in the series have the equivalent information for earlier years, found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-exclusions" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-exclusions</a>.</p><p>It is important to only consider the context of schools when assessing the percentage of exclusions. At the end of 2017, around 1 in 10 sponsored academies were Good or Outstanding before they converted, compared to almost 7 in 10 after they became an academy (where an inspection has taken place).</p>
answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-21T17:43:21.48Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T17:43:21.48Z
answering member
4113
label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
attachment
1
file name 191920_Table_of_permanent_and_fixed_period_exclusions.pdf more like this
title 191920_Permanent_and_fixed_period_exclusions more like this
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answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
answering member
4113
label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
tabling member
4125
label Biography information for Catherine McKinnell remove filter
1020389
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Digital Technology: Young People more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps he has taken to support the development of digital skills among young people. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North more like this
tabling member printed
Catherine McKinnell more like this
uin 199395 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
answer text <p>The Government has introduced a computing curriculum at all four Key Stages, which aims to ensure that all pupils understand the fundamental principles of computer science, including programming, coding and data representation. The Department has reformed the computer science GCSE and A level so they provide a stronger foundation for further academic and vocational study, and better prepare students for higher education.</p><p>While entries to these qualifications have increased rapidly since their introduction, they are still too low. That is why a new National Centre for Computing Education has been launched, which is backed by £84 million of investment announced in the 2017 Autumn Budget. The programme will improve the teaching of computing and drive up participation in computer science at GCSE and A level, particularly amongst girls.</p><p>There are a number of options available to young people for further study, including through digital apprenticeships or, from 2020, one of the digital T levels which are based on employer designed standards and content. In addition, the Government launched the Ada National College for Digital Skills, which opened in 2016 and specialises in higher level training for digital specialisms.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-13T17:49:25.897Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-13T17:49:25.897Z
answering member
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label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
tabling member
4125
label Biography information for Catherine McKinnell remove filter